Driving Pig Performance in a Changing World of Antibiotic Usage Dr. Mike Eisenmenger, Swine Vet Center, P.A., talks about changes in antibiotic use and how pig performance needs to change. Today's pork operations aim to focus on reducing the need for antibiotics to control/treat infectious disease and focus on animal disease prevention. Dr. Eisenmenger concludes with an outline of how an ileitis vaccination program might operate in light of antibiotic reduction efforts [video].
Driving Pig Performance in a Changing World of Antibiotic Usage, Boehringer Ingelheim Media Dinner - Dr. Mike Eisenmenger, Swine Vet Center, P.A., from the 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 19-22, 2015, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
NPPC's Assistant Vice President and Domestic Policy & Counsel, Michael Formica, walks us through the status of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulatory trail and asks for your help in getting congressional action to stop the Environmental Protection Agency land grab.
University of Minnesota's Dr. Montse Torremorell joins us to overview the 2015 Pijoan Symposium which is a featured session prior to the Leman Swine Conference each year. Good, practical research. Pijoan should be on your list next year.
Driving Sow Efficiency: Understanding what matters What are some of the driving sow efficiency control points? Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, walks through efficiency (margin per pound) to help understand the key points, business issues, and what to keep in mind in the future. Dr. Lowe offers several points for feed efficiency, sow efficiency, optimizing farm labor, and gilt management. Dr. Lowe emphasizes it is important to critically look at processes and understand why they are being done and ask if those processes help produce pigs [video].
Controlling Disease: It's not about the bugs When you are trying to control diseases, it is not about the bug. Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, says infectious disease is a signal, not the problem. Dr. Lowe says you need to look at diseases from the animal's point of view, not the bug's point of view. Dr. Lowe offers control strategies for pigs to help control diseases. Key message: monitoring is a must. [video].
2015 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium Stewardship: From Metrics to Management, November 3-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Human and animal health experts came together in Atlanta, GA to discuss issues related to antibiotic resistance and to work toward increased antibiotic stewardship, in both human medicine and animal health.
Antibiotic Stewardship Human and animal health experts came together in Atlanta, GA to discuss issues related to antibiotic resistance and to work toward increased antibiotic stewardship, in both human medicine and animal health. Throughout the dialogue, attention was focused on specific areas which can be measured in order to verify the progress made in reducing antimicrobial resistance.
Convened by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) and supported by several industry stakeholders, commodity groups, and public health entities, this national symposium brought together a broad cross-section of professionals to share relevant science and develop consensus on those key areas in which the most progress may be made [Conference Connection].
Comparison Of Nursery Pig Behavior Assessed Using Human Observation And Digital-Image Evaluation Methodologies - Dr. Tom Fangman, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., from the 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 19-22, 2015, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.